Having the appropriate learning environment is an essential component.
Remember, what works for your friends and roommates might not work for you.
Here are some things to consider.
What level and what kind of noise can you tolerate while learning? Do you need total silence or can there be some background noise? As a general rule, the quieter the environment the better the learning.
While it is common to see students, studying with headphone on, listening to music can be a distraction unless it is the right type of music. Studies have indicated the music with 60 beats per minute is ideal for studying. Commonly this type of beat is found in Baroque music by composers such as Bach, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Corelli, Rameau, d’Anglebert, Couperin, Handel and Galuppi.
Here are a few links to some interesting information about music and learning.
Promote Brain-Based Teaching and Learning
Super Learning Music= Baroque tone at 6- bmp- Improves Study, Creativity and Chill
Study Aid 1.0 Theta/Alpha – Brain Entrainment With Isochronic Tones
Study Aid 4 (1 Hour) ‘Hocus Focus’ – Beta Frequency (17Hz) Isochronic
Don’t study in a dark or dimly light room. The ideal environment for study is a place where there is plenty of light, especially natural light and fresh air. A poorly lit study environment can cause your eyes to strain and possibly create headaches.
Your study environment should be comfortable but not too comfortable so that you will fall asleep. Ensure that your seat is adjusted to the appropriate height in relation to your desk. Having a chair that creates good posture is also important, as the can prevent you straining your back or neck.